Kickstart 30 Has Begun!

Kickstart 30 Has Begun!

Kickstart 30 - a month long online sharing of wisdom, prayer, and conversation for all who minister to youth.

Throughout the month of August our Office of Youth Ministry will be releasing a daily blog guiding youth ministers through prayer, reflection and personal development. The goal is to provide those ministering to the youth in our Diocese with ideas, wisdom and direction for the new year starting in September.  On August 31st after the daily blog has ended there will be an online meeting at 7pm via skype to talk about the lessons from the past month and answer questions from those who have been following. 

Below is an excerpt from the welcome blog post explaining what you can expect.


Our Weekly Themes are as follows:

Self – Care Sundays: Every Sunday we will focus on key concepts of good self- care so that you are intentionally taking time out of your week just for YOU!

Make it Happen Mondays: Summer is the perfect time for organizing and clean up.  Join us for tips on organizing both our physical space for ministry along with our spiritual life so as to make for our most productive year yet!

Tuesdays to Grow:Youth Ministry is such a unique service for our church.  Join us as we explore the beauty of our calling and how our unique gifts serve  our young people in the most amazing of ways!

Wednesdays with PD: Professional Development is critical to our growth as leaders within the Church.  Join us on Wednesdays to discover new skills and techniques to support comprehensive youth ministry within our communities. 

#TBT: On Throw Back Thursday we will reflect and pray with the Saints of our Church who have made a tremendous impact on youth ministry.   Join us to learn more about these holy men and women and to pray together, asking them to intercede on our behalf.

Food for Thought Fridays: Fridays we will consult the wise.  Looking at resources from experts in the youth ministry field, we will dialogue about “stuff that matters”, the heart and the soul of who we are as ministers, and those we serve.  Fridays will be interactive.  We encourage you to comment and share your wisdom with us!

Scripture Saturdays: On Saturday we will rest with the Word of God and delve into our Sunday scriptures.  Let’s look together at the Gospel we will hear at Mass this weekend, spend some time in prayer and allow God’s word to dwell richly in us.  May God’s Word transform into action in our lives.


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